Education fair planned tomorrow

EDUCATION NOTES

October 07, 2007

The 30th annual Carroll County Continuing Education Fair will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster.

Participants can meet with representatives from more than 135 colleges and post-secondary training programs.

Information: 410-386-4400.

Forum on schools set for Wednesday

The Mount Airy Schools Committee will hold its first meeting and forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Airy town hall, 110 S. Main St.

Town Council members will be on hand to hear parents' concerns about local schools. Background information and research recently conducted related to Mount Airy area schools will be provided during this meeting.

Committee meetings will include information about opportunities to advocate for near-term improvements at schools.

Residents of Carroll and Frederick counties are invited.

Information: 301-829-1424.

School board to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St. in Westminster.

The agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site, www.carrollk12.org.

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21, on Comcast cable TV and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

School to hold gala Oct. 20

North Carroll Community School of Westminster, a nonprofit private school, will hold a black-tie gala, "Celebrating True Heroes of Today...Educating True Heroes of Tomorrow," Oct. 20 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.

The event will include an open-bar cocktail hour, dinner, dancing to a live band, a silent auction and motivational presentations by pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and Staff Sgt. Christian Bagge, who lost both legs during an ambush in Iraq on June 3, 2005.

Tickets are $155. Proceeds will go to the Carson Scholars Program and the school.

Information: 410-386-0655.

Liberty High School selling ad banners

Liberty High School is selling advertising banners for its stadium events to raise money for improvements to the athletic and band program.

The banners are a way of raising money for programs not funded by the school system.

More than 100 games and events will be held this year at Liberty, where the banners will be displayed.

Information: 410-206-1463.

Club that helps kids to be honored

The Kids Helping Kids Club from Northwest Middle School will be honored in Ravens Honors Row at the Ravens and Rams football game Oct. 14.

The club will be honored for its community service work helping children in need, not only in the Taneytown community, but worldwide.

The club, in its fifth year, has completed 54 projects and has a full agenda for this school year. The club has 92 student members and 27 adults. Their motto is "Together We Can Make a Difference with Caring, Sharing and Giving."

The Baltimore Ravens, the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism, and M&T Bank selected the 2007 Honor Rows recipients. The club also will be featured in WBFF-Fox 45 and the CW Baltimore public service announcements after the game, and will receive pre-game sideline passes.

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